Gangsta Rap, Doggystyle

Snoop Doggy Dogg's eagerly awaited album has bark, bite and irresistible dance grooves

Gangsta rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg's debut album Doggystyle (Death Row/ Interscope) is by all odds the most anticipated release in the brief history of rap. Snoop, 22, was first praised by the critics for his performance on several tracks of rapper Dr. Dre's triple-platinum 1992 album The Chronic. He landed on the covers of Rolling Stone, Vibe and The Source even before turning out his first solo album. Snoop drew more attention, not to say notoriety, when police accused him of being at the wheel on Aug. 25 when his bodyguard shot another man from a car. Charged with being an...

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